Nuts and Gears.
Major Nelson announced today that the original Gears of War (except in Germany and Japan, where they will receive Halo Wars instead) and Shoot Many Robots will be the “free” Xbox Live Games With Gold games in December. Gears of War will be available on December 1st, until December 15th, and then Shoot Many Robots will be available on December 16th, until December 31st.
Microsoft also recently announced that Xbox Live Gold members who own an Xbox One will start to see “free” games each month starting at some point in 2014. Since the Xbox One doesn’t support Xbox 360 games, that means that its Games with Gold games will be much newer, making the “free” game promotion much more attractive than it currently is.
Sony already has the edge in the next-gen war, and Games With Gold is a joke compared to Playstation Plus, so Microsoft really needs to step up its game when it comes to giving away “free” games.